sirus wrote:I find it interesting the fear of lawsuit is this strong.
There's no need to fear a lawsuit at this point. I suppose if a particular Orville
episode was far closer to a particular Star Trek
episode than any has been so far, or maybe the same with a character, then a lawsuit might be feasible, but what we've seen so far isn't even in the ballpark of actionable.
They don't share department colors, insignia, or even rank pips.
's rank insignia may be the specific detail closest to one in Star Trek
. Captain Mercer has four stripes, Commander Grayson has three stripes, the various Lieutenants have two stripes, and Bortus and the Doctor, who I think hold the rank of Lieutenant Commander have two "regular" stripes and one skinny stripe. That's pretty close to the 4, 3, 2, 2 and a ring, system used in pretty much all of Star Trek
, and which I'm not aware of any real world military using. Does any real military use a similar visual system?
It is a space based military naval comedy drama that uses the tropes and storytelling technique of Star Trek without using the name or copyrighted material of Star Trek.
I'm not even sure how fair it is to say that it's the "tropes and storytelling technique of Star Trek
." Star Trek
popularized a lot of this stuff, but wasn't exactly the originator.